Melvin Seals Live at Avalon Ballroom on 2003-01-25
- Melvin Seals
Set 2: Cosmic Debris, Dark Star*, Chamelion, Advanced Romance, That's What Love, Hey Joe, Slime
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|Take Your Clothes Off|
|What's the Uglyest|
|That's What Love Will Make You Do|
Billed as "The Avalon Allstars"
Melvin Seals (Keys & Vocals) [Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals Melting Pot]
Napoleon Murphy Brock (Sax, Flute, Vocals) - [Frank Zappa Band, Project Object]
Ike Willis (Guitar & Vocals) [Frank Zappa Band, Project Object]
Tal Morris (Guitar) [Big E, Alan Hertz and Friends]
Dennis Smith (Bass) [Melvin Seals Band]
Dave Roda (Drums).[Melvin Seals Band; Fainting Goats]
* with Jerry Brown on vocals (Shady Groove)
Source - "The Spanish Armada" (credit for the moniker to Jimmy Stefiel)- multi-track super rig:
AKG 414 > Lunatec V3 > Benchmark Audio AD2K+ > RME Hammerfall Multiface
Schoeps mk4v capsules > KC-5 (actives) > CMC6 > Lunatec V2 > RME Hammerfall Multiface
Neumann SKM140 > LC3 KA (actives)> Lunatec V2 > RME Hammerfall Multiface
SBD Main (analog XLR) > Lucid 2496 > Tascam DA-P1 > RME Hammerfall Multiface
RME Hammerfall Multiface > Laptop > Samplitude Studio V6
AKG C414 B-TL II - Omni > ORTF Split 12' on stage 24" in and 16" up placed in front of the monitiors (Napi on left and Ike on right) to the left & right of the drum kit
Schoeps CMC6/MK4V's > ORTF on the stage 6' in from lip - DFC 12" up
Neumann SKM 140's > directly in front of each stack
Recorded by "Super Dave" Haaf and Larry Narachi "Taperachi"
Special Thanks to Larry for the lift, and kickin down the killer analog Schoeps > V2 source!
Samplitude Studio 6.0 Mixdown > CD Wave Splits > Soundforge V5.0 Fades >
Audio CD's: Feurio V1.63> Plextor 48/24/48A
SHN Files: MKWact > SHN (seek tables appended) > Feurio V1.63 > Plextor 48/24/48A
Remastered by Larry Narachi and "Super Dave" Haaf
Mostly Schoeps/AKGs mixed with SBD. A little emphasis was placed on the files with EQ (Samplitude Studio)
SHN's were upgraded to FLAC's before uploading (mkwACT > WAV > EasyFlac > FLAC16 ), no audio was changed.
- 2006-02-23 13:40:29
- San Francisco, CA
- The Spanish Armada
- Taped by
- Larry Narachi and Super Dave Haaf
- Avalon Ballroom
Subject: Six Stars
Subject: JUST DOWNLOAD IT!!!
This is an AMAZING recording of an even more AMAZING performance. BLISTERING work from the first note to the last. The first two Zappa tunes are brilliant, funky renditions with Napoleon Murphy Brock delivering solid vocals as usual. Summer Jam is INCREDIBLE!!!
Listening to this show I am reminded of all the reasons I love music. Anyone who cares anything at all about good music owes it to themselves to download this immediately.
Subject: Nice setlist
Subject: credit where credit is due
but to clarify ; the drummer on this recording is
Dave Roda not Stephen Hund.
I played the first three or four Avalon Allstars shows and they were among the most exiting of my career.Unfortunately there was a mix-up with the posters that night.
To later be replaced by John Mollo is humbling to say the least.
Surely no one cares, just setting the record straight.
I hope everyone continues to listen to and enjoy this recording.
Subject: amazingness personified.
Subject: @ JGroover
EDIT: I understand, but it's difficult to justify a whole new artist collection for a single recording. I updated the metadata on the MP3/Ogg's so that if you download them they will now say "Avalon Allstars" as the artist automatically.
Subject: Thanks Brad
Subject: Dark Star
35 (or so) years later - "shall we go..."
Melvin does a great job bringin it home.
Subject: It's a Keeper
It is funny that despite the fine playing here how much the stellar guitar work of Jerry and Frank is missed. JG and FZ were/are admired and emulated for a reason. They were one of a kind and could control a vibe. That said this is good stuff. Well worth the download and repeated listening.
Subject: Stellar perfromance...
Please come to sunny Florida... ;/
Subject: dont pass this up
Subject: Melvin @ Avalon 01.25.03
Subject: You guys know how to do it right!
Subject: Just Download it!
Subject: freak out to the love
Subject: Nice Show
Subject: download this!!!
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